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Alaska News January 10, 2018

By Lisa Demer: Healy man accused of raping girl, then hiding her in car trunk on dangerously cold night
By Laurel Andrews: NTSB: Lack of training contributed to deaths of 2 in Bering Sea sinking
By Chalres Wohlforth: At 94, she answers phones and manages changing rooms at an Anchorage Walmart. But that’s not the surprising part.
By Kalinda Kindle: Anchorage Assembly approves bonds for April ballot including $50M for ASD
By Associated Press: Alaska lawmakers seek to separate federal, state pot rules
By Devin Kelly: Developers plan hotel and housing at transit center site in downtown Anchorage
By Nathaneil Hertz: Commission backtracks, says no to pay cut for Alaska legislators
By Richard Mauer and Beth Verge: Governor orders new commuter rail study for Valley-Anchorage commuters
By Jack Carney: Community Solar Project coming to Anchorage
“We think it’s going to be about a $10-a-month (additional) premium, so on average you’ll maybe see $25-a-month and you’ll get $15 for a monthly premium of about $10 in solar,” said Skaling.
By Samantha Angaiak: Wasilla City Council approves plastic bag ban
By KTVA Webstaff: ‘Prove it:’ Dallas Seavey demands dogs’ drug-test results from Iditarod
By Liz Raines: Burglarized marijuana grow blames city for six-figure losses
Dane Wyrick, owner of Danish Gardens, says city planning regulations required him to disclose detailed floor and security plans. Wyrick says whoever stole $150,000 worth of pot from his building knew what they were doing.
Homicide charges may be filed in Nunapitchuk woman’s death
By Liz Kepplinger: Sweet potato tacos

Alaska News January 09, 2018

By Kalinda Kindle: ‘I believe that God is going to show us all a miracle;’ a teenager struggles to recover after being shot
By Liz Thomas: 2 armed robbery suspects on the run in Eagle River
By Cameron Mackintosh: Track Palin trial set for week of Feb. 26
By Leroy Polk: Gov. Walker to select next Anchorage District Court judge
By Liz Raines: Anchorage Commission teaches women to serve
By Devin Kelly: Christian activists sue over Girdwood Forest Fair’s ‘no religious orders’ policy
By Devin kelly: This Midtown liquor store sells high-octane alcohol in small amounts. Some neighbors want it to stop.
By Nathaniel Hertz: Public schools, fishing licenses and disposable plastic bags are in Alaska lawmakers’ crosshairs
By Scott Gross: Anchorage school lottery now open
By Jim Gaddis: Teacher of the Week: Denise Carey
By Alex DeMarban: The Dome, crushed by snow a year ago, is set to reopen this week

Alaska News January 08, 2018

By Devin Kelly: Alaska courts are now using a computer algorithm in bail decisions
By Lisa Demer: Troopers gave man a ride home just hours before his wife called for help. They say he then killed her.
The Department of Public Safety’s office of professional standards is conducting an internal investigation into the disturbance call, Monegan said. The examination of trooper actions may take weeks and Monegan suggested the results won’t be public.
By Associated Press: Governor’s budget plan calls for statewide drug prosecutor
By Beth Bragg: 40 years ago, skiers froze their eyeballs (and some brain cells) when the national championships came to Kincaid Park
By Associated Press: Former bookstore at Auke Bay might become business hub
By Cameron Mackintosh: Palmer residents voice support for Pioneer Home ahead of legislative session
By Kalinda Kindle: ‘Use it or lose it,’ community council encourages trail use
If you are interested in getting involved in the Rogers Park Community Council or a community council in your neighborhood click here.
By Associated Press: Number of Alaska Native language users continues to decline
The Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council was created by the Legislature in 2012 to oversee research into how to best promote the continued survival of its Indigenous languages.
By Liz Raines: Commission says more Alaska women interested in office
By Heather Hintze: Moose Lodge donates adaptive bike to boy in need
By Heather Hintze: Writer’s Block moves into Spenard neighborhood

Women’s March January 20, 2018

On January 20, 2018, Women’s March on Anchorage will unite to reaffirm our commitment to building a just future for all. This event is designed to engage and empower all people to support women’s rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, and to encourage participation in 2018 midterm elections.

Info about the March on the website: womensmarchonalaska.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/241786706357585/

Alaska News January 07, 2018

By Cameron Mackintosh: Anchorage man speaks out after brother’s brutal death
By Charles Wohlforth: How rural Alaska tinkering prepared a SpaceX engineer to launch rockets

K2 Dronotics
By Victoria Taylor: Alaska Drone Racing League takes races indoors to keep skills sharp through winter
By Sean Maguire: Icebreakers give drivers traction and inspire Alaskan ingenuity
By Shannon Ballard: Muni move to clear homeless camps near Bean’s draws backlash
By Beth Bragg: One Hanneman wins gold, another strengthens bid for Olympic spot

Alaska News January 06, 2018

Author: Lisa Demer, Laurel Andrews: With 35 homicides in 2017, Anchorage set a disturbing record. Why?
By Annie Zak: Anchorage Sears store will close permanently in April
By Laurel Andrews: Hillside suspect in custody after car gets stuck in the snow
By Teresa Cotsirilos, KYUK: Bethel Police Department arrests its own officer on domestic violence charge
By Tegan Hanlon: Anchorage School District plans to open its first full-time career and technical high school
The Anchorage School District plans to transform its Martin Luther King Jr. Career Center, currently a part-time career and technical education program where students can attend some classes, into a public high school where students can enroll full time.

The district hopes to rebrand the King Career Center, often called KCC, into the Martin Luther King Jr. Technical High School by this fall, according to a district memorandum that’s on the agenda for the Anchorage School Board meeting Monday evening.
By Nathaniel Hertz: Alaska political roundup: Here’s who wants to fill the state House seat left empty by Dean Westlake
By Kyle Hopkins: City experiments with police stationed at Bean’s Cafe; campsites cleared
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Rejected murder plea to be reconsidered after Appeals court decision
By Liz Raines: AST gave suspect a ride home hours before murder
By KTVA Web Staff: APD’s new unit nabs 10 criminals in 24 hours
By Heather Hintze: Mat-Su Borough using app to tackle illegal trash problem
By KTVA Staff: One family’s Denali dream
By Casey Grove: Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
By AMY ARMSTRONG Frontiersman.com: Frontiersman Person of the Year: Edie Grunwald
Grieving mother, tireless activist, political candidate, Palmer woman just wishes she could speak to her son one more time
By Dennis Anderson: PUBLISHER’S NOTEBOOK: The Frontiersman’s Person of the Year
By JACOB MANN Frontiersman.com: Honoring ‘Hubcap’ Picnic table placed along Butte bike path in memory of veteran
By Tim Rockey For the Frontiersman: A dream come true: Local skier competes in Paralympic World Cup

Alaska News January 05, 2018

By Tegan Hanlon: Passenger dies when SUV hits ambulance near Wasilla
By Daniella Rivera: Judge to weigh releasing triple-murder suspect on bail
By KTVA Staff: Rep. Wilson asks House Rules Chair to resign, citing sexual harassment case
By Emily Carlson: Judge rules in oilfield workers comp lawsuit
By Laurel Andrews: ‘A direct violation of states’ rights’: Alaska reacts to federal marijuana policy change
By Beth Verge: Following shift in federal policy, Alaska Marijuana Control Board Chair resigns
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – Marijuana Control Board Chair Peter Mlynarik, who also serves as Soldotna’s police chief, has resigned from his position on the regulatory board.
By Samantha Angaiak: New children’s emergency care facility to open next week
Children’s Emergency Care will begin taking patients on Tuesday, January 9.
By Dave Leval: Duo honors Vegas victims with random acts of kindness
By Stephen Weibe: Chinese pro women’s hockey team makes stop in Anchorage for exhibition game
By Nathaniel Hertz: Can the Alaska Legislature ‘get to yes’ on taxes? Senate president says he’s ‘getting to no.’
By Richard Mauer: Lawmaker wants to raise Alaska’s age for marriage
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — State Sen. Berta Gardner says Alaska’s marriage law allows children to be married too young and should be changed to ensure that no one under 18 — or 16 if the child is emancipated — can wed.

In announcing her legislation, Gardner said that child marriage isn’t a big problem in Alaska, but could be under current law which allows a child as young as 14 to be married if a judge agrees. A parent of a 16 year old can also give consent to marriage.
By Associated Press: Sitka Community Hospital stops delivering babies
The early closure will impact five patients with babies due between Friday and March 31. The community hospital will continue pre- and post-natal services.
By Victoria Taylor: Sears plans to close one Anchorage store
By Mike Ross: Flight to Hong Kong diverted to Anchorage

Alaska News January 04, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Drive slow; early morning crashes on Glenn Highway caused by icy roads

By Lisa Demer: A call for help didn’t save a Mat-Su woman. Now her husband is charged with murder
Smith made a court appearance Wednesday. He is jailed on $250,000 bail and a requirement for a third-party custodian, according to troopers.

By Liz Raines: Troopers investigate response to deadly domestic violence call
(Suzi) Pearson says Anchorage Police will escort a victim to the AWAIC shelter, regardless of whether police make an arrest. KTVA asked Troopers whether Amy was offered a ride to a shelter that night. AST says it won’t likely have an answer before Thursday.
By Daniella Rivera: Muni mulls prosecuting felonies
By Kyle Hopkins: Anchorage shatters city record for most cars stolen in a single year
By Kalinda Kindle: Snow removal crews work around the clock after conditions worsen
MOA: Winter Road Maintenance Priority Map
By Charles Wohlforth: How an expensive mistake created an opening to merge Anchorage utilities
By Sidney Sullivan: MAP: See state and territory compliance with the REAL ID Act
Last year, Alaska changed its status from limited extension to extension to meet those requirements, but that will expire on Oct. 10, 2018.
By Daybreak Staff: Workforce Wednesday: Digital marketing
By Sidney Sullivan, Samantha Angaiak: Alaska will see modest job losses in 2018, new report says
By Erin Granger: Infant’s remains reveal unknown civilization

Alaska News January 03, 2018

By Leroy Polk: 1 dead in early morning crash, police warn of icy Anchorage roads
By Leroy Polk: Wasilla man arrested for murder after woman found dead in Big Lake
By Laurel Andrews: Anchorage man who used auto shop as a front to sell oxycodone gets 11 years in prison
By KTVA Web Staff: APD Chief on 2018 crime: ‘Every single victim is important’

By Devin Kelly: Ahpun the polar bear, a star attraction at the Alaska Zoo, has died
By Kyle Hopkins: Troopers called in heated encounter between Alaska drone operator and reality TV star

By Alex DeMarban: Alaska reality TV star broke drone after it hovered over him, then offered to replace it
By Steve Edwards: Center Market kicks off 2018 with Alaska pork, eggs, honey and more
By Mary Kate Burgess & Patrick Enslow: Nation’s best skiers to take over Kincaid Park

Alaska News January 02, 2018

By Tegan Hanlon: Anchorage man who attacked sex offenders hopes his story can be a lesson for others
An Anchorage man who attacked three registered sex offenders last year said he wants his story “to serve as a deterrent” to anyone tempted to turn their pain into violence or take the law into their own hands.

That’s what he did in the summer of 2016. He now faces up to 25 years in prison.

“If you have already lost your youth, like me, due to a child abuser, please do not throw away your present and your future by committing acts of violence,” Jason Vukovich wrote in a five-page letter sent to the Anchorage Daily News in November.

By Leroy Polk: Anchorage woman arrested for alleged sexual assault of 9-year-old girl
By Nathaniel Hertz: ‘We slept, we prayed. And we ate some kelp’: Coast Guard rescues hunters after trip goes awry
By Heather Hintze: Kaladi Brothers donates New Year’s proceeds to AWAIC

Congratulations Britney Young!

By Matt Tunseth: With hit show, Eagle River woman living her Hollywood dreams
Congratulations Alisa Louangaphay and her crew!
By Victoria Petersen: Meet the teens running a Midtown Anchorage bakery
Congratulations Jeff Overbaugh!
By Dave Goldman: Dream realized: Service High’s Overbaugh joins the Vikings
By Annie Zak: Shop Talk: Marijuana retailers navigate a new industry
By Beth Verge, Blake Essig: End of Watch: Remembering FPD’s John Kevin Lamm, 20 years later
By Associated Press: Court recognizes Native American hunting rights in Canada
Meet the Women Who Led the Klondike Gold Rush
The Legacy of Women In Parks Across Alaska
Moms Everyday Alaska – Alice Choi, Hip Foodie Mom: Slow cooker mac & cheese
If the mac and cheese remains in the slow cooker, even when it’s off, it will continue to cook and get hard if you leave it in there.